Crayons4Kids is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to brightening the lives of hospitalized children across America.  We are so excited that you have chosen to explore our website, and we hope that you will help us achieve our mission.


Crayons4Kids was founded by Matt and Emily Leinwand in September of 2001 when they were just 5 and 6 years old.  It all started with a simple idea to collect crayons and coloring books and pass them out to hospitalized children. 


Since then, Crayons4Kids has delivered to hospitals in all 50 states.


Over the years, we have collected over:

439,256 new crayons

30,969 new coloring books

23,496 new games and toys

1,821 new baby rattles, and

1,713 DVD's.





Please Join Us For Our
*2014 Concert Event*
A musical evening with friends, food, and fun under the stars
featuring performances by:
 Isabella Chadwick
C4K's own:
Matt Leinwand
Joshua Path
Brian Vander Ark
(of The Verve Pipe)
The Event will take place at:
The Leinwand Backyard
(on Crooked Lake)
7486 Field Bay Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Saturday, July 19, 2014
6 pm - 11 pm
We will not be selling tickets for this event.
Instead, please:
  • Make a donation at the door!
  • Purchase food and drinks!
  • Participate in the silent auction and 50/50 raffle!


***   All proceeds to benefit Crayons4Kids   ***


- If you desire, bring your own lawn chair or blanket -